Fodor's Expert Review Christ Church Burial Ground

Old City Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Weathered gravestones fill the resting place of five signers of the Declaration of Independence and other Colonial patriots. The best-known is Benjamin Franklin; he lies alongside his wife, Deborah, and their son, Francis, who died at age four. According to local legend, throwing a penny onto Franklin's grave will bring you good luck. The burial ground is open to the public—except in December, January, and February—for regular visits. Guided tours may be available with advanced reservations in the winter months, weather permitting.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Cemetery

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5th and Arch Sts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19106, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $2, $7 with guided tour

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